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Posts Tagged: UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology

Show Me the Honey--And They Did!

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab hands a honey-coated toothpick to a participant. At far left is graduate student Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Show me the honey! That was a popular refrain at the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, held Saturday, April 22. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology showed thousands of folks the honey at its Briggs Hall exhibit, "Honey Tasting." ...

'B' Is for Bugs: Bugs at the Bohart and Briggs

Honey bees at work in the UC Davis bee observation hive, to be displayed April 22 in Briggs Hall during the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"B" is for bugs. Bugs at the Bohart and Briggs. That would be the Bohart Museum of Entomology and Briggs Hall. Both buildings will be the site of many insect-related activities planned by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology at the...

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:37 PM

Can Lady Beetle Larvae Eat Aphids?

Close-up of a lady beetle larva eating an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can the larvae of lady beetles (aka ladybugs) eat aphids? Yes, they can.  And yes, they do. We spotted some lady beetle larvae on our yellow roses today and guess what they were doing? Right, eating aphids. Eating lots of aphids. The larvae look...

Is It an Insect? Find Out at UC Davis Picnic Day

A popular attraction at Briggs Hall is this dispay: Is it an Insect? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Is it an insect? How can you tell? When the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology participates in the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 22, visitors to Briggs Hall and the Bohart Museum of Entomology will learn all about...

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:09 PM

The 'Best of the Best' Entomology Departments

Visitors handling a black velvet walking stick with red wings at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bugs rule! Congratulations to the world's top 10   entomology departments, as listed today (April 3) in the long-awaited Times Higher  Education's Center for World University Rankings.  The rankings show the University of...

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